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January 22nd, 2021

Beyond Financial Buzzwords: Fueling Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DE&I) in Chicago

by Craig Slack, Chief Investment Officer, City of Chicago

March 8th, 2021

Diversity in Practice: Investing in Leaders in DE&I

by Craig Slack, Chief Investment Officer, City of Chicago

Craig A. Slack - Deputy Treasurer & Chief Investment Officer

Craig A. Slack is the Chief Investment Officer for the Office of the Chicago City Treasurer Melissa Conyears-Ervin. In this role, Craig oversees a team of professionals who manage and monitor the city's investment activity, develop short and long-term investment policies and maintain investor relations.


Craig has more than 30 years of experience in the investment industry, primarily serving institutional clients in a fixed-income sales capacity. Prior to his role in the Chicago City Treasurer's Office, Craig was with RBC Capital Markets, a leading provider of financial services, where he formed their Institutional Middle Market Division.


Before working at RBC Capital Markets, Craig served as the Managing Director, Principal with Bear Stearns & Co for 20 years where his duties included senior institutional fixed income sales in addition to a role in sales management.

Craig holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in finance from the University of Iowa and has Series 7 and Series 63 securities licenses.

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